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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
the president will continue to push for it. >> they deserve a vote. >> reporter: with a possible government shutdown looming in just over a month, and with deep, automatic spending cuts taking effect in just a couple of weeks, the president warned congress not to go to the brink again. >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. we can't do it. >> reporter: and he made it clear, he will resist efforts to cut medicare. and insists on more tax increases on the wealthy. >> why would we choose to make deeper cuts to education and medicare, just to protect special interest tax breaks? how is that fair? >> reporter: but perhaps the single biggest announcement in the speech came on afghanistan. the president saying, he will withdraw some 34,000 troops, more than half of all those now deployed, from afghanistan by this time next year. >> this drawdown will continue. and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: republicans found little to like in the president's speech. speaker of the hous
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
will be to the president saying, we need a smaller government, maybe a more efficient government. but a smaller government. >> and there will be a separate tea party response from senator rand paul. diane sawyer and i will anchor the coverage of the state of the union at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific. >> should be an interesting night, george. >>> we're going to turn to the vacation nightmare. the carnival cruise ship that has been stranded in the gulf of mexico. instead of trying to go to mexico, the ship trying to get to a port now in mobile, alabama. matt gutman has the latest on the story. >> reporter: for the thousands of people aboard, another day aboard a cruise ship where life is not a vacation. the decision overnight to tow the crippled "triumph," seen in these new photos, to alabama, could be making a brutal voyage even worse. and for the first time, we are hearing from passengers aboard that stricken ship. >> there's no lights, no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. >> reporter: conditions are getting worse by the hour, debra rightmire texted abc news. cabin carpets are we
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
it. >> i get to hold the check. >> reporter: both dave and nancy honeywell are government employees. they work for the department of defense. but neither one plans to stay there much longer. they will retire in just a few weeks. our stage manager, scott, he already has his powerball. i just know he's not going to quit. right, scott? >> that's so great. >>> what do you have, sam? >> a government pension and a great savings account. there's nothing wrong with that. let's get to the boards. we have a little to talk about. there are two snowmakers that are actually moving on the east coast. tonight one and another one. let's see who gets snow out of both of these, in case you felt like you didn't get enough snow in the carolinas. your opportunity is the second low, the saturday night edition. but in the next 48 hours, we got snow in new york city, washington, d.c., raleigh, up to boston. the second low has oomph. it will probably produce more snow saturday night into sunday. we feel like boston will get anywhere from six to nine inches. quick look at the cold air that heads right after
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
with the government. >>> as we head back to work this week, yet another gas spike at the gas stations. the national average now standing at $3.59 a gallon. prices well over $4 in states lycra xwrauz of higher oil prices. and pipeline maintenance. >>> and finally the national anthem that went oh, so horribly wrong at one minor league hockey game. take a look. that's the fellow that handles the mascot for the bakersfield condo condors. fell on the ice. and the 29-pound bird was -- waernding. as you might expect, vultures not used to spending time in the rink. on to boards. on to the bench. and i don't blame those big, tough hockey players for getting on to the ice. they say the bird's got a ten-foot wingspan. >> they have all that padding on. >> he walked up the tunnel and benched himself. think they're going to change their name to the bakersfield pandas. that should change things. >> let's bring sam back in. >>> we have more weather coming this week. if you're tired of snow, don't get tired of it yet. into the new england area. ice, rain, snow. watch this front early this morning. new york stay, co
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
government. >>> and a california company is recalling some baby spinach because it could be contaminated with e. coli. the spinach was sold in several states including maryland. under five different labels, here they are -- the company taylor farms retail says no illnesses have been reported. >>> all right, time now for a check of the forecast one more time with meteorologist lynette charles. >> all right, let's check off the temperatures this morning. this has been the big story with slick roadways still below freezing though in york right now. you can see the temperatures beginning to rise. we're going to right way. that's for sure. we're also going to be dealing with some valentine's day that's good temperature-wise coming in the afternoon. look at 47 degrees. we'll get some sunshine in here as well. and the plans will keep going as we go through tonight. it will be chilly with the temperature at 32-degrees and a few clouds and the seven day forecast looks like this with windy conditions and maybe some snow possible on saturday morning. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traf
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